National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Is Coming January 23–29, 2017

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week Is Coming January 23–29, 2017

National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to SHATTER THE MYTHSTM,SM about drugs.

The event links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the Federal National Institutes of Health.

These organizations are gearing up for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2017.

The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and improve practice and we are in the midst of planning and partnership development. It works with community organizations, teen influencers, schools etc. to make sure they have the latest substance abuse education resources and messaging to participate and educate their community and peers.

NDAFW was launched in 2010 to counteract the myths that teens often hear from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. The event brings together teens and scientific experts to shatter persistent myths about drug and alcohol use and addiction.

NDAFW is supported by many federal agencies, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at NIH; the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the U.S. Department of Education; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services; the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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